In his new memoir, the famous composer hints about the alleged affair that ended his relationship with Sarah Brightman. The year-old composer first met Brightman, a British pop star who is 13 years his junior, briefly at a bar, with their first professional relationship later beginning when she auditioned for Cats in It was a full two years before I clocked how good a singer she was. At the end of Unmasked, Lloyd Webber explains how his romance with another woman — now his wife of 27 years — began. After six years of marriage, in January , Lloyd Webber and Brightman divorced. He would go on to have three children with Gurdon, an accomplished equestrian. And she did. In , the singer told PEOPLE that she recruited her ex-husband to help her write a song she planned on performing in space a plan that she later postponed. Unmasked is on sale now. FB Tweet ellipsis More.
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Sarah Brightman born 14 August  is a British classical crossover soprano , singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and musician. Brightman began her career as a member of the dance troupe Hot Gossip and released several disco singles as a solo performer. In , she made her West End musical theatre debut in Cats and met composer Andrew Lloyd Webber , whom she later married. Her original London cast album of Phantom was released in CD format in and sold 40 million copies worldwide, making it the biggest-selling cast album ever. After retiring from the stage and divorcing Lloyd Webber, Brightman resumed her music career with former Enigma producer Frank Peterson , this time as a classical crossover artist. She has been credited as the creator and remains among the most prominent performers of this genre, with worldwide sales of more than 35 million albums and two million DVDs, establishing herself as the world's best-selling soprano.
1. Gurdon Is Webber’s Third Wife
Andrew Lloyd Webber is the King of memorable tunes and catchy choruses, and has a whopping 21 musicals and 45 awards to his name. Here are 20 amazing facts about the year-old composer, including his musicals, songs and net worth. Andrew Lloyd Webber is now 72 years old. Born on 22 March incidentally, the same day as musicals great Stephen Sondheim was born, 18 years prior , the composing legend first picked up the violin and piano aged three, before taking up the French horn and starting to write his own music at the age of six. His mother, Jean, was a piano teacher. In , Andrew married the former equestrian sportswoman Madeleine Gurdon, and the couple have been happily married ever since.
He has composed 21 musicals, a song cycle , a set of variations , two film scores , and a Latin Requiem Mass. In The New York Times referred to him as "the most commercially successful composer in history". His company, the Really Useful Group , is one of the largest theatre operators in London. Producers in several parts of the UK have staged productions, including national tours, of the Lloyd Webber musicals under licence from the Really Useful Group. Andrew Lloyd Webber was born in Kensington , London, the elder son of William Lloyd Webber — , a composer and organist, and Jean Hermione Johnstone — , a violinist and pianist. Lloyd Webber started writing his own music at a young age, a suite of six pieces at the age of nine.